The Adventures of Hiram Holliday

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NBC (ended 1957)

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  • Season 1
    • The Invisible Man
      The Invisible Man
      Episode 23
      6.0
      When his friend Joel takes up the sport of boxing, Hiram finds his new skill particularly useful -- becoming invisible.
    • Amontillado
      Amontillado
      Episode 22
      7.0
      In France, accused of attempting to assassinate the Prime Minister, Hiram must employ all his skills, including hypnotism, ju-jitsu, and use of his trusty umbrella, to uncover the real culprits.
    • The Surplus General
      6.0
      Hiram impersonates a general in order to help a princess.
    • Misguided Missile
      Misguided Missile
      Episode 20
      2/27/57
      6.0
      Hiram switches identities with a French scientist in an attempt to keep the secret of the first Earth satellite from foreign agents.
    • Hiram's Holiday
      Hiram's Holiday
      Episode 19
      2/20/57
      6.5
      Attempting to spend a peaceful holiday at a small English hotel, Hiram discovers a gang of counterfeiters who have stolen the engraving plates for the British pound note, and Scotland Yard detectives think he is one of the ring.
    • Ersatz Joel
      Ersatz Joel
      Episode 18
      2/13/57
      6.8
      Back in New York, Hiram is approached by an international spy ring, who attempt to recruit him to their cause by making him think that his friend Joel is already working for them. One of them has undergone plastic surgery to look exactly like Joel.
    • Shipwrecked Ancestor
      1/30/57
      6.8
      In North Africa to trace an ancestor who was once shipwrecked there, Hiram meets a wicked desert sheik with a scheme to extract fuel from sea water.
    • Unkissed Bride
      Unkissed Bride
      Episode 16
      1/16/57
      6.0
      Returning to the U.S. from Amsterdam, Hiram discovers that he was duped into transporting stolen jewels in a toy accordion, and he is forced to enter into a phony marriage on board the ship.
    • Moroccan Hawk Moth
      Moroccan Hawk Moth
      Episode 15
      1/9/57
      6.5
      In Morocco, Hiram inadvertently captures a desert leader's trademark hawk while pursuing the rare spotted hawk moth, and is mistaken for one of a group of conspirators planning the assassination of 4 world leaders.
    • Sturmzig Cunieform
      Sturmzig Cunieform
      Episode 14
      1/2/57
      6.3
      Holliday is in Sturmzig, a strategically important nation in which a new king is to be chosen. Holliday thwarts the nefarious schemes of the evil Baron; but is inadvertantly chosen king. After he defeats the Baron and his henchman, he abdicates.
    • Romantic Pigeon
      Romantic Pigeon
      Episode 13
      12/26/56
      6.8
      In Holland, when a scientist's daughter is kidnapped to force him to reveal his atomic formula, Hiram tracks her down using homing pigeons.
    • Christmas Fruchtbrod Day
      12/19/56
      6.5
      In Vienna, Austria, for the holidays, Hiram discovers that young King Peter is being held prisoner by foreign agents.
    • Dancing Mouse
      Dancing Mouse
      Episode 11
      12/12/56
      6.8
      At a fairground in Genoa, Italy, Hiram is pursued by two dangerous revolutionaries after accidentally photographing them while tracking a rare Japanese mouse.
    • Wrong Rembrandt
      Wrong Rembrandt
      Episode 10
      12/5/56
      7.0
      Aboard a Paris train ferry, Hiram is accused of stealing paintings from the Louvre when the copies he has painted of the masterpieces are mistaken for the real thing.
    • Swiss Titmouse
      Swiss Titmouse
      Episode 9
      11/28/56
      6.0
      In Switzerland to record the mating call of the Swiss titmouse, Hiram encounters a boy king who needs protection from kidnappers.
    • Hawaiian Hamzah
      Hawaiian Hamzah
      Episode 8
      11/21/56
      6.5
      In Hawaii to track down the "hamzah," a language consonant no longer in use, Hiram saves the U.S. Navy from a fantastic plot to immobilize it by using a secret weapon to freeze Pearl Harbor.
    • Monaco Hermit Crab
      11/14/56
      6.5
      Visiting the gambling tables in Monte Carlo, Hiram tries out a "system" he developed for roulette and wins a luxury yacht, but then he discovers a plot to flood the U.S. with counterfeit money.
    • Gibraltar Toad
      Gibraltar Toad
      Episode 6
      11/7/56
      6.8
      On the island of Gibraltar looking for a rare species of toad, Hiram becomes involved with a group of gypsies and ends up being accused by the British army of conspiring to blow up the place.
    • The Sea Cucumber
      The Sea Cucumber
      Episode 5
      10/31/56
      8.0
      When Hiram arrives in Hong Kong looking for an unusual sea plant, foreign spies mistake him for someone who is trying to sabotage their sale of some illegal arms, so they send a sexy cafe hostess to keep him busy while they get the guns out of the country.
    • The Hollow Umbrella
      10/24/56
      6.8
      In Paris Hiram discovers a cryptic message in the hollow handle of an umbrella, and until he can sort things out is forced to flee from both a group of spies and the police. First he mingles with the Apache dancers at a Paris nightclub, then poses as a trapeeze aerialist at the circus.moreless
    • False Monarch
      False Monarch
      Episode 3
      10/17/56
      6.8
      In Scotland looking for a rare lichen, Hiram discovers that he looks just like the visiting King of Rocavia, who asks him to serve as a temporary stand-in. But when someone then tries to kill him, he becomes suspicious of the king's motives.
    • Lapidary Wheel
      Lapidary Wheel
      Episode 2
      10/10/56
      7.0
      On a train from London north to Scotland, Hiram encounters thieves trying to steal a famous diamond, and must deal with a murder and a dangerous cobra.
    • Attache Case
      Attache Case
      Episode 1
      10/3/56
      6.0
      When proofreader Hiram saves the publisher of the New York Chronicle from a half-million dollar libel suit by pointing out a misplaced comma, he is rewarded with a bonus and a trip around the world, the first leg of which is a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to England. In this first adventure, Hiram uses his trusty umbrella to prevent thieves from making off with an attache case containing documents of international importance.moreless
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